Arsenal have confirmed that Thomas Partey has suffered muscle damage to his right thigh and could be facing several weeks on the sidelines.
The Ghana international pulled up in the second half of Monday’s 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace and Mikel Arteta said afterwards that it was a ‘big concern’.
Off the back of Kieran Tierney’s season-ending injury, we were hoping for good news, but we haven’t got it.
The club haven’t put a specific timeline on Partey’s return, instead, in rather vague terms, they’ve said he will be continually assessed “in the coming weeks” and will have “specialist consultations”.
While it sounds like we’re not ruling him out for the final nine games, we have to assume he’s not going to be available for a good chunk of that. Arsenal face Brighton, Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester United before the end of April.
The update from the club ends: “Everyone will be working hard to get Thomas back on the pitch as soon as possible.”
We wish him all the best.